Cajun Jewel Okra
This variety has delighted the Cajun Country since the 1950s! Splineless, compact plants reach 3–4? tall and yield an abundance of relatively early 6"-8"-long pods with great flavor. Introduced by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in 1989, this versatile gem thrives in hot climates but also adapts well to cooler ones. Its beautiful blooms are a bonus.
- 60-65 days
- Pods are spineless
- Pods grow 6"-8" long
- Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall
This variety works for:
Okra has a reputation for its slimy texture, but when it is cooked properly it is a delicious addition to your summer meals.
Chop your okra into half inch long pieces, dip in Buttermilk, coat in a flour and cornmeal mixture, fry and drain it for a crispy treat. You can also try a lentil and okra curry or create a gumbo dish with chicken or shrimp.
Don't miss out on spicy pickled okra with hot peppers and garlic, either!
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought. Keep well picked for higher yields.
- Direct Seed: 2" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Thin: 6-8" Apart
- Light: Full Sun